Meaning of “facilitate” in the English Dictionary

"facilitate" in British English

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facilitateverb [ T ]

uk /fəˈsɪl.ɪ.teɪt/ us /fəˈsɪl.ə.teɪt/ formal

(Definition of “facilitate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"facilitate" in American English

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facilitateverb [ T ]

us /fəˈsɪl·əˌteɪt/

to make something possible or easier:

To facilitate learning, each class is no larger than 30 students.
facilitation
noun [ U ] /fəˌsɪl·əˈteɪ·ʃən/

Somerville was charged with conspiracy and criminal facilitation.

(Definition of “facilitate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"facilitate" in Business English

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facilitateverb [ T ]

uk /fəˈsɪlɪteɪt/ us

to help people deal with a process or reach an agreement or solution without getting directly involved in the process, discussion, etc. yourself:

An expert negotiator was brought in to facilitate the discussion.

(Definition of “facilitate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)